Red Bull Ride and Style Results

Red Bull Ride and Style

boombotix riders take the top podium spots

San Francisco, CA- Red Bull Ride and Style took place this weekend on a gorgeous blue bird day on the Embarcadero.  The course was beautiful, creative, and colorful; The perfect canvas for the worlds top singlespeed riders to put down their fastest runs and their best freeride tricks.  Team rider and winner of the Ride and Style race segment, Jason Clary,  was quoted saying,

“I was up till 5am last night and pulled this out of my ass.”

It’s not insightful.  It’s not inspiring.  It’s just downright Jason Clary at his finest.
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Red Bull Ride and Style 2013 Event Update

Red Bull Ride and Style

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- May 4th 2013, The Annual Red Bull Ride and Style will be held at Justin Herman plaza.  This has traditionally been an awesome event because it brings together awesome street artists for course design and some of the best riders in fixed gear biking.  Word on the street is that the course is full of treachery as some of the inspiration has been borrowed from X-Games Rallycross.  Jason Clary mentioned that he is going to be using a hybrid between a trick bike and a race bike to navigate his way through the course.

Anyhow, we’ll be out there supporting our favorite riders and chillin’ with the homies.  Roll out and enjoy a weekend shredding bikes with us.  Hit us up on Twitter or Instagram and don’t forget to bring your Boombot!

Fixed Gear Freestyle: Pre-Qualified Riders (Top 10)
Josh Boothby, Joe McKeag, Matt Reyes, Michael Chacon, Justin “Congo” Mitchell, Matt Montoya, Ed “Wonka” LaForte, Jakob Santos, Miles Mathia, and Tyler Johnson.

Race: Pre-Qualified Riders (Top 16)
Addison Zawada, Walton Brush, Edgar Juarez, Jason Clary, Hernan Montenegro, Kell McKenzie, Austin Horse,Massan Fluker, Chas Christensen, Jerome Stretch, Steven Tortorelli, Justin “Congo” Mitchell, Kapri Gonzalez, Tony Rabeneau, Scott Piercefield, and David Trimble.

For more information, please follow @redbullSFO / #rideNstyle on Twitter and join the Facebook event page for updates.

Above photo credit: Justin Kosman / Red Bull Content Pool

Recap of 2013 SF Music Tech Summit – Winter

The SF Music Tech Summit takes place twice a year at the lovely Kabuki Hotel in Japantown.  Industry professionals from music, technology and finance come together to put together a series of panels that draw insight from what is going on in the music industry.  Technology is effecting the way artists interact with their fans in both the online and offline world.  We grabbed interviews from entrepreneurs and representatives of BitTorrent, DropCam, Gigit and more to get the inside scoop on where this fast paced ever-changing industry is going.

One thing seems to remain a consistent theme.  The people want to defend the artists.  The very same people that illegally download content DO actually want to help artists get paid.  Smart artists are creating a multitude of revenue streams and leveraging technology to build stronger relationships with their fans.  Now that same technology is leveling the playing field and creating a more sustainable career path for more artists.  That’s cool.

What do you think are going to be the biggest changes in music technology and fan interaction this year?

BASSCAMP-Thanksgiving party at 1015 Folsom

a time for family, food, and bass music

basscamp

For some people, this weekend is all about family.  For some people, their closest family are the people that rage in Basscamp.  Dance that turkey off to one of the finer sound systems in San Francisco’s night scene.

The Oxford Group Presents ‘BASS CAMP’ in San Francisco. A showcase of bass-heavy artists from around the globe.//BIG CHOCOLATE
//KILL PARIS
//JELOTICKETS: http://basscamp-1015.eventbrite.com/

Black Friday November 23 | 1015 Folsom
Doors 10pm | +21

Battle of the Bay BMX Comp Recap

Purple Couch

Today we headed out to Treasure Island for a little Oakland vs. SF BMX competition hosted by Clayton Bikes.  We lucked out with a bluebird sunny day, but we still had the usual bayside breeze to deal with.  Going down one direction, riders were greeted with a hefty tailwind that sent some guys on the step-up and table top.  Coming back into the wind, a lot of the guys just went for the casual nose manual… except the few and the proud.

Boombotix took care of getting speakers to every athlete that qualified for finals.  BMX riders live bootstrapped beyond what any other category of bike athlete does, so getting them tricked out with some ultraportable speakers felt great for guys that spend 90% of their time on the road/street hitting one spot to another.

We also made some friends with the crew that had found the SICKEST purple couch that we’d ever seen.  They picked it up at a Salvation Army store for $50.  I offered him $150 for it right on the spot and he wasn’t moved.  We will look to rent it.

Check out pics from the event album.